Do you ever have a problem with fruit flies? Every ones in a while I do, and they are very annoying. I found a nature solution on one of the blogs that I follow “Cupcakes and Crinolines”. I love going the natural route whenever possible, so when I ran across this 2 ingredient recipe I had to give it a try.
So I tried it out in a bowl and it worked great. At our old house I had the bowl sitting in the window in the breakfast nook, and it wasn’t noticeable. Well in our new house I sit it on the counter when needed, where everyone can see it.
So I decided to make something a little more pleasing to the eye, a decorative jar with holes in the lid large enough for the pesky little flies to fly into would be perfect. So I made this decorative jar with an easy paint technique that I had found on Pinterest.
Items Needed For This Project:
Mason jar with lid
Thick twine or jute
Scrap fabric strip
First take your clean mason jar and wrap twine/jute around the jar haphazardly.
Poke 5-6 holes large enough for the fruit flies to fly into.
Spray the outside of the jar, and the lid with spray paint of your choice. I picked hammered Bronze Rust-Oleum because my counter top has earth tone colors in it, and I thought that it would go together.
Add your 2 ingredient magic solution, ½ cup of apple cider vinegar, and mix in about 1 tablespoon of dawn (blue) dishwashing soap. The apple cider attracts them, and the dish soap makes them sink and drown.
Do you have a natural solution you would like to share?